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Brian Smith – (Watercolour & Acrylic)

www.briansmithartist.com
  • Very popular Artist Tutor currently based in Cumbria
  • Works primarily in Watercolour and also Acrylic, focusing on People and Architecture
  • Had a career of 25 years as a Freelance Illustrator in London,
    Then 14 years running a residential painting school
  • Lived in the Balearics for 6 years before returning to the UK
  • Exhibits widely
  • Watch out also for POP UP courses with Brian throughout the year – these will be promoted by our monthly email newsletter – subscribe here

“The simple materials of paper, paint and water give such pleasure when you let them play.” BS
Brian’s Day Watercolour Workshop courses are very popular, and we usually try to organise them so there are two or three in a row, so those who wish to can make a Residential out of them.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING BRIAN’S COURSES:
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“Really enjoyed the course. Brian was a great tutor & gave lots of useful info.”
“Friendly, helpful tutor, very patient!”
“More Brian please – he is the best art tutor I have ever come across for my needs.”
“Brian makes me feel like I can actually paint. And I am able to now in an uncomplicated way with much better results than I had before. I enjoyed his class so much.”
“Never felt I could do it until now!”
“I have gained confidence that I can paint something worthwhile. Thank you.”

 

Upcoming Courses

December 2017

THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 5th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Develop your skills, explore problems, alter perceptions, work to another level. We are all sponges soaking up information. Be open-minded to grow, it will be fun! Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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THE WATERCOLOUR JOURNEY CONTINUED – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 6th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Exercises, short sharp thumbnails to loosen up and hone skills. Longer exercises, explore and express new ideas. All in a days brushwork. It’s only a piece of paper so please do not worry - enjoy the journey! Brian Smith (Cumbria  www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments   2nd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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MARK OF MOUNTAINS, FORM OF FELLS – WATERCOLOUR DAY

December 7th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Don’t be literal let your marks imply your story. Moving pigments on the surface creates texture. Join Brian to explore and expand fresh ideas to create the forms of the natural world. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 3rd of 3 consecutive DAYS - attend all 3, save £20.

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January 2018

PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line, work to create focus, warm or cool colour, where and when. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point, draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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LET’S BE BRAVE – WATERCOLOUR DAY

Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal detail, maximum impact, composition and structure. Define your work. Brian will help you to explore and explain complimentary colours create harmony and hold interest. Let’s stretch boundaries to create new and interesting work. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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March 2018

CREATE MOOD LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

Monday March 19, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Using both brush and palette knife, fingers, thumbs and any other tool that might be appropriate! Warm or cool colour, detail or not, suggestion is always better than making a statement. Further your skills and join Brian. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 1st of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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STREET LIFE AND FIGURES – ACRYLIC MASTERCLASS

Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Tackle this challenging subject with Brian who will guide you through to a successful conclusion. Perspective and form stripped back and explained. Masterclass with limited spaces. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £77 includes lunch & refreshments 2nd of 2 consecutive DAYS - attend both, save £10

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